GLORY kickboxing returns to the States on Friday evening (July 22, 2016) with GLORY 32 at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The five-fight main card will air live starting at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN 3. The main event features a rematch for the featherweight title between current champion, Serhiy Adamchuck (33-5) and No.2-ranked contender and former champion, Gabriel Varga (26-3).
Adamchuk defeated Varga by unanimous decision at GLORY 25 last November to win the title, and it was considered a very controversial bout as many experts felt Varga was the outright winner. Referee Stefano Valenti was heavily scrutinized as well due to never taking a point from Adamchuk after countless warnings for holding throughout the five-round fight.
In the co-main event, local light heavyweight Brian Collette (22-3) will face Myron Dennis (18-4) in a rematch from GLORY 19, where Collette won that bout by unanimous decision.
In addition to those two matchups, GLORY 32 will also feature a one-night, four-man light heavyweight tournament. In the semi-final matchups, Warren Thomspon (11-3) takes on Zinedine Hameur Lain (54-13) and Pavel Zhuravlev (69-10) will face Ariel Machado (42-6).
Note: Warren Thompson replaces Manny Mancha who withdrew from the bout for undisclosed reasons
Let’s take a closer look at the matchups.
Serhiy Adamchuck (33-5) vs. Gabriel Varga (26-3)
Adamchuk has continued to improve within each of last fights, and has won two in a row since winning the featherweight title. Meanwhile, Varga picked up a decision win in China. Varga has excellent striking capabilities and is both tough and durable. The problem he has–and it was evident in his last fight vs. Adamchuk–is that his willingness to move forward and attack limits his range and length, which is a huge advantage when he utilizes it. Adamchuk continued to clinch up and grab Varga last ….View full article
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